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Facts About Whales

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Facts about Whales

Whales are cetaceans which are neither dolphins  nor porpoises.

  • Orcas (Killer Whales) and Pilot whales have "whale" in their name, but they are dolphins for the purpose of classification.

Orca Breaching

All cetaceans, including whales, dolphins and porpoises, are descendants of land-living mammals of the Artiodactyl order (even-toed ungulate animals).

  • Both cetaceans and artiodactyl are now classified under the super-order Cetartiodactyla which includes both whales and hippos.

In fact, whales are the closest living relatives of hippos; they evolved from a common ancestor at around 54 million years ago.

Whales apparently entered the water roughly 50 million years ago.

Whales Spyhopping

Cetaceans are divided into two suborders:

  • The baleen whales are characterized by baleen, a sieve-like structure in the upper jaw made of keratin, which they use to filter plankton from the water. They are the largest species of whale.
  • The toothed whales have teeth and prey on fish, squid, or both. An outstanding ability of this group is to sense their surrounding environment through echolocation.

Whale Pod near Victoria BC

Whales Live in families called pods.

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Located in Downtown Victoria at Fisherman's Wharf

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The Skipper's Corner

"The Legendary Captain" Ron King, Owner Operator of Sea King Adventures, has over 35 years of experience in the beautiful waters around Victoria and Vancouver Island. He is a certified Master Skipper with The distinction of being Victoria's most knowledgeable marine naturalist and conservationist .

Since starting SeaKing Adventures in 1995 Ron boasts a perfect safety record.

Born and raised in Victoria, Captain Ron has over 30 years of professional marine experience - including 25 years of commercial fishing and 11 years whale watching.

Like his father before him, going to sea is the only life he’s known. He began his career as a deckhand on board his father’s fishing boat "Five Kings II" at the tender age of 11. By the time he was 20, he owned and operated his first fishing vessel, "Aquarius".

 In 1995, with the commercial fishery in decline, he discovered his passion and purpose in whale watching and founded SeaKing Adventures Inc.

Because SeaKing Adventures  is Victoria’s only 100% family owned and operated marine tour company, Ron’s commitment to quality, safety and satisfaction is guaranteed! His central location on board the vessel allows him to provide Victoria’s most comprehensive fully narrated, totally interactive and personalized tours. Boasting a spotless safety record and sightings guarantee, Ron’s qualifications and experience combine to make him the city’s premier guide.
 

Our vessel can accommodate groups of 12 comfortably and is Canadian Coast Guard inspected annually. The soft riding boat has comfy leather seats, an onboard toilet and is equipped with all the latest in GPS, radar and communications apparatus. Safety survival suits are supplied for each passenger.

Passengers can all expect a exciting, educational, safe and comfortable tour of the area whales and wildlife.

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SeaKing Adventures

Whale Watching and Wildlife Adventure Tours

Pier #4 Fisherman's Wharf

Victoria BC Canada

V8V4X5